Australian Open Betting odds
Tennis and sports betting fans: get your predictions ready! The Australian Open is fast approaching. The Australian Open of the world’s biggest tennis events and it takes place from January 14-27, 2019, at Melbourne Park in the sporting capital of Australia, Melbourne, Victoria. It’s the first Grand Slam of 2019, with the others taking place at the French Open (Roland Garros), Wimbledon (the UK) and the US Open in Flushing Meadow, New York later in the year. The Australian Open is the most attended of all the Grand Slams, with over 750,000 people attending the event in 2018. Players in the field compete for the status of becoming a Grand Slam Champion and for a share of the hefty AUD $50 million prize money on offer.
Australian Open Odds
Let’s take a look at the 2019 Australian Open Betting Odds with bookmakers Ladbrokes for Men’s Singles Champion;
Novak Djokovic $2.28
Rafael Nadal $6.00
Roger Federer $6.00
Alexander Zverev $12.00
Andy Murray $13.00
Juan Martin Del Potro $12.00
Nick Kyrgios (Australia) $17.00
Marin Cilic $21.00
Milos Raonic $26.00
Kei Nishikori $29.00
As for the Women, the current Australian Open Betting Odds with Ladbrokes for Women’s Singles Champion are
Serena Williams $5.50
Simona Halep $8.00
Angelique Kerber $9.00
Naomi Osaka $11.00
Aryna Sabalenka $13.00
Karolina Pliskova $13.00
Elina Svitolina $15.00
Gabrine Mugurza $17.00
Madison Keys $17.00
Maria Sharapova $19.00
Petra Kvitova $19.00
Australian Open Venue
Asia Pacific’s Grand Slam takes place across three primary courts: Rod Laver Arena, the Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena. Rod Laver Arena is the main stadium for the Australian Open Finals and it can seat almost 15 000 people.
With iconic blue courts, dramatic late-night matches played under floodlights in front of full stadiums, the Australian Open is the perfect way to kick off each tennis season. The players love the crowds and the laid-back Aussie nature off-the-court. It is fully on show in their performances, producing classic games year-on-year.
Winners of the Most Men’s Singles Titles
Roy Emerson – 6 – 1961, 1963-67
Novak Djokovic – 6 – 2008, 2011-13, 2015-16
Roger Federer – 6 – 2004, 2006-2007, 2010, 2017, 2018
Winners of the Most Women’s Singles Titles
Margaret Court – 11 – 1960-66, 1969-71, 1973.
Serena Williams – 7 – 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009-10, 2015, 2017.
Nancy Wynne – 6 – 1937, 1940, 1946-48, 1951.
Australian Open Format
The Australian Open Format has a 128-player main draw for each of both the men’s draw and the women’s singles events.
During the selection of players in the qualifying rounds, ‘seeding’ takes place, a technique used to separate the top players in the draw into two separate halves, so the top players will not meet in the early stages of the tournament. The top seed is the player with the highest current ranking. The draw is made in such a way that the top two seeds will not play against each other until they have made it through to the final.
The top-32 players in each draw are seeded in accordance with the ATP & WTA world rankings and are theoretically provided a protected passage to the later rounds of the tournament. However, ever year, there are upsets aplenty that send shockwaves through everyone’s odds, tips and predictions.
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A brief look back at the Australian Open 2018
Underscoring why he is the considered by many to be greatest male tennis player that ever lived, Switzerland’s Roger Federer overcame a fantastic Marin Čilić in an incredible 5 set battle in the 2018 Australia Open Men’s Final. The 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory extended Federer’s record in capturing his 20th Grand Slam title and he lifted the Norman Brooks Challenge Cup Trophy in front of his army of loyal Aussie fans for a record-equalling 6th time.
Caroline Wozniacki defeated an emotionally distraught Simona Halep in three fantastic sets 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-4 to break her Grand Slam duck by winning the 2018 Australia Open Women’s Final. The match was widely regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the most impressive and emotional wins in an Australian Open Women’s Final for many years.
In 2018, Finnish Henri Kontinen and Australian partner John Peers were the defending champions, however, lost in the second round to Radu Albot and Chung Hyeon.
Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić eventually won the title, defeating Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah in the final, 6–4, 6–4.
Australian Open odds & Predictions 2019
The Australian Open Betting Odds are following the usual script with the usual suspects for the 2019 Open, albeit with some surprises;
In 2019, surely age will defy Roger Federer, and he will bow out of professional tennis. However, will it be with his third Australian Open title under his belt? You would have to think there are other younger and hungrier players out there looking to dethrone the Swiss master and with the talent to perform the task.
Novak Djokovic has won the last two majors and is constantly a threat to Federer while Rafael Nadal too, seems to never age and his hooping top spin forehands will still account for many opponents with younger legs. Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem are two young European players that could potentially cause an upset in the 2019 tournament, but neither of two have shown their best on American or Australian hard courts before, preferring the softer and slower European clay.
Aussie tennis fans will hope Nick Kyrgios can finally live up to his incredible potential and win the Grand Slam that he has threatened to do since he was a teenager. Which Nick Kyrgios will turn up, the world-beater on his day, or the weirdly contorted umpire baiter and racquet thrower? As a sports bettor, you’ll need to weigh up the risk vs reward question with Kyrgios (at $17 for the Aussie Open). He quite simply is most talented player in the men’s game, second to none (Multiple Grand Slam Women’s champion and leading TV commentator, Chris Evert recently said of Kyrgios; ‘He brings talent to another level’). If he ever begins to behave well and enjoy playing tennis, he could win everything, but will he?
The best value in the field is Japan’s Kei Nishikori. Playing in what is considered to be his home grand slam, (The Australian Open is also considered to be the Asia / Pacific’s Grand Slam) Nishikori is the most under-rated player in the field and hugely over-priced at $29 to take out the Aussie Open. Expect that price to shorten drastically in January 2019 as those in the know find the best odds deals on the market.
Aussies Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova have both had a great 2018 and have produced some stunning tournament victories. The frenzied home crowds will be in their corner to help push them over the line towards an upset or two. Can either of them win the title? Maybe. Barty is great outside chance at $34, but it might be beyond Gavrilova ($81) to go all the way at a major at this point of her career.
Betting on the Women’s side of the draw is always more open and seeds seemingly can be upset at any time. Serena Williams is favourite (at an incredibly short price of $5.50 to win the Australian Open in 2019), but has not been at her best since her return to the tour since giving birth. No doubt she is still the best in the business, but being a parent can alter priorities. Does she still have the hunger? Challengers abound in Osaka, Piliskova, Halep, Wozniacki, Keys, Svitolina, Mugurza and Sabalenka. Sharapova’s name always seems inexplicably find its way into the mix too.
Of the rest, we like the great odds and the underdog qualities of the fighting German player, Angelique Kerber at $9.00 and as a real outsider, Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko may be worth a dollar or two at the incredibly generous odds of $26.00.
Australian Open Betting Tips & Types
Head-to-Head – Head-to-head betting on tennis is the simplest form of Australian Open Betting. Generally, the favourites will be priced at very low odds in the first few rounds of the Australian Open. Great value can usually be unearthed for betting on an underdog or the outrageously wild upset. In Melbourne, when sniffing upsets, always look for players from warm countries taking advantage of a European player coming out of a freezing winter to a boiling Aussie summer.
Multi betting – Multi-bets on multiple matches is ideal for improving odds to your favour. A multi-bet can include head-to-head, handicap, sets, and total match games.
Sets – Betting on the number of sets is very nearly always a good value bet, especially in the early rounds of a Grand Slam like the Australian Open. Players in the top 10 are expected to win in straight sets and the offered odds are usually better than those offered head-to-head.
Handicap betting – Similar to sports handicap betting, a tennis match usually has a handicap market. A handicap bet in tennis is usually determined by the number of games. The player with the minus sign is the favourite and a larger handicap means they’re expected to win by bookies. Meanwhile, the plus handicap signifies the underdog. Handicap betting is usually recommended for those who wish to put their money on an upset win.
Total match games – Total match games is another interesting tennis betting option. The number of games is calculated by the bookmaker and customers can either bet on unders or overs. For matches between evenly-matched players at similar odds, the over total match games is highly recommended. For one-sided matchups in the early rounds of a Grand Slam tournament like the Australian Open, the unders bet is an ideal one.
Other markets – The other tennis markets can include: First set exact score, total sets per match, games won by margin, total games by player etc. etc. The list of betting sites options is endless. Because Grand Slam tournaments are the biggest and generate the most interest by sports bettors, more varied markets are usually available than those at regular season ATP and WTA events.
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